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Thursday, Dec 62012, 3:46 PMJohn Bogle's never bought the idea that small caps outperform large caps over time, but his assertion is based on the removal from the 20th century a decade of particular small cap outperformance starting in 1973. Without it, he says, large caps have actually done better. Is this fair? What if we remove a decade of large cap dominance? In 2012, microcaps (IWC) have gained 15%, vs. 11.6% for the Russel 2000 (IWM), and 13.6% for the SPY. |Thursday, Dec 62012, 3:46 PM| 2 Comments
Wednesday, Nov 142012, 11:16 AMMoving mostly in line with the S&P in the selloff since the Fed's mid-September QE∞ announcement, the Russell 2000 (IWM) begins to more sharply underperform over the past session and a half. The Russell's relative strength 2 months ago may have signalled a top. Could its weakness now be the start of a bottom forming? |Wednesday, Nov 142012, 11:16 AM| 1 Comment
Wednesday, Sep 192012, 8:56 AMThe Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) has broken out to an all-time high while the Dow and S&P remain a few percentage points shy of theirs, notes John Spence. Not only have small caps shown relative strength of late, but sizable inflows into their ETFs (IWM AUM +4.5% just yesterday) also suggest a greater appetite for risk-taking among investors. |Wednesday, Sep 192012, 8:56 AM| 3 Comments
Wednesday, Sep 52012, 7:16 AMWaiting for a rally in small caps as a sign the broader market is ready to break out to new highs? You've gotten it - the Russell 2000 (IWM) is up 6.6% since August 1 vs. SPY +2.2%. Small caps are often viewed as needing to outperform during uptrends to confirm investor appetite to take on risk. |Wednesday, Sep 52012, 7:16 AM| 1 Comment
Wednesday, Aug 292012, 11:43 AMA rally in small-caps could be given further momentum should the Fed - instead of QE - announce a program of incentives to juice bank lending, says RiverFront's Mike Jones. The boosted funding, he argues, might find its way into M&A, rather than plant and equipment. |Wednesday, Aug 292012, 11:43 AM| 3 Comments
Thursday, Aug 22012, 3:30 PMIf it's a healthy sign when small caps (IWM) lead large caps (SPY) during a rally, then the recent move higher should come with a warning. Small caps failed to take out their July 19 high and instead made a series of lower highs that month, writes Joe Bell. Actually, the S&P outperformance has been going on for longer than 4 weeks. |Thursday, Aug 22012, 3:30 PM| 5 Comments
Wednesday, Aug 12012, 12:02 PMThe S&P 500 widened its recent lead over small-caps in July (SPY +1.55%, IWM -1.92%). On a Y/Y basis, SPY has outperformed IWM by 889 basis points. Interestingly, Microcaps (IWC) - after a rough (relative) year in 2011 - are neck and neck with the S&P thus far in 2012. |Wednesday, Aug 12012, 12:02 PM| Comment!
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Monday, Jun 252012, 4:52 PMOptions positioning by traders in the Russell 2000 (IWW) - a repeated cycle of buying put spreads and selling calls - suggests they're setting up for a range-bound market while paying a small price for downside exposure, notes Susquehanna. In other words, positioning for anything except a big move higher. |Monday, Jun 252012, 4:52 PM| 1 Comment
Monday, Jun 182012, 12:34 PMThe Russell 2000's expected 2012 bottom should be 700 or higher, according to 68% of respondents in Credit Suisse's survey of small and mid-cap buy-side specialists. The round figure of 700 garnered the most votes of any number - it's a better outlook than the bank's 2011 Q3 survey, but still 10% below today's level. |Monday, Jun 182012, 12:34 PM| Comment!